The Senate Intelligence Committee, which has been investigating claims that Trump Tower was illegally surveilled by the Obama administration, has stated that they’ve found no evidence to support the allegations.
Chairman Richard Burr and Vice Chairman Mark Warner of the committee issued a joint statement saying, “Based on the information available to us, we see no indication that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance by any element of the United States government either before or after Election Day 2016.”
According to the Daily Caller,
Members of the of the intelligence committees in the upper and lower chambers were briefed by FBI Director James Comey on Wednesday relating to information about surveillance of the Trump campaign and Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election.
When asked about his accusations, Trump replied, “Well, I’ve been reading about things. I read in, I think it was January 20 a New York Times article where they were talking about wiretapping. There was an article, I think they used that exact term. I read other things. I watched your friend Bret Baier the day previous where he was talking about certain very complex sets of things happening, and wiretapping. I said, wait a minute, there’s a lot of wiretapping being talked about. I’ve been seeing a lot of things.”
He went on, “Now, for the most part, I’m not going to discuss it, because we have it before the committee and we will be submitting things before the committee very soon that hasn’t been submitted as of yet. But it’s potentially a very serious situation.”
Investigations into Russian activity in the country leading up to the 2016 election will continue.